Wednesday, January 31, 2007
The love owners have for their pets transcend death as documented by studies revealing that between 12% and 27% of pet owners include their pets in their wills. The popular media frequently reports cases which involve pet owners who have a strong desire to care for their beloved companions. You may follow these links for a FAQs, state statutes, and sample forms.
A recent survey of matrimonial lawyers revealed that when pet custody issues arise upon divorce, dogs are involved over 90% of the time while cats are disputed in only about 5% of the cases. Reported in Hearsay, Trial, Jan. 2007, at 88.
I wonder whether the same statistics hold up with regard to will and trust provisions.